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Santa Fe Guy

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Re: Start of my HOn3 unnamed D&RGW RR
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2019, 10:49:04 PM »
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Track and wiring completed last week along with the installation of most of the fascia.
First coat of paint completed with another to follow.
Structures and scenery next.
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Very happy lad at the moment.
Rod.
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GaryHinshaw

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Re: Start of my HOn3 unnamed D&RGW RR
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2019, 11:01:52 PM »
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You should be a happy lad.  That fascia looks very sharp, especially with the embedded control panels.

Santa Fe Guy

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Re: Start of my HOn3 unnamed D&RGW RR
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2019, 08:45:24 PM »
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Thanks Gary.
As I am fast approaching 76, calling myself a lad is a bit of a misnomer however very much enjoying the move to HOn3 in this space.
Rod.
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Re: Start of my HOn3 unnamed D&RGW RR
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2019, 09:28:22 PM »
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As the weather has now moved on from the highs like 42C the past few weeks I have been able to put a coat of primer on 7 on my Rail Line and Durango Press kits I assembled whilst waiting to move into our new home.
I used Tamiya Fine Grey Surface Primer from a rattle can. This stuff works a treat and does not build up like other primers I have used.
Having the spray booth helps.
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Next step Paint.
Rod.
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Re: Start of my HOn3 unnamed D&RGW RR
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2019, 10:04:56 PM »
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Nice n clean looking!  I really like the overhead storage as well.  Keep up the great work!!

Chuck

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Re: Start of my HOn3 unnamed D&RGW RR
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2019, 10:08:48 PM »
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What is your secret in being permitted to have two spaces for the hobbies?  I'm lucky as well in that my better half tolerates my obsession but I'm only ever gonna have the basement though.  ;)

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Re: Start of my HOn3 unnamed D&RGW RR
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2019, 09:30:26 PM »
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Thanks for your kind comments Chuck.
The garage (train room) gets very hot 40C+ in summer and very cold in winter so my wife and I share the second bedroom for our hobbies. 2 x Computers plus two additional desks allow her to do her craft work and the other for me to do some modelling when conditions suit. Now I have set up a desk in our guest bedroom so she can get into Lego expert level. My wife has been very supportive of my passion ever since we were married 53 years ago.
Very rare to have basements in Australia, most modellers have sheds in the backyard for model RR's.
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Re: Start of my HOn3 unnamed D&RGW RR
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2019, 11:34:38 PM »
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Looking Great Rod! Just custom paint a Warbonnet on that k36 and its perfect! Just Kidding, glad to see the new layout coming along so well. I did not know Helen was a Lego expert!! That's cool, I still have some of the Ford branded models, need to built a display case someday. Was hoping to make the convention in Canberra but got laid off in August and still have not found a new job yet. Got a couple of new prospects next week. Still talk about my trip and the great time you and your mates showed me while I was there!!
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Re: Start of my HOn3 unnamed D&RGW RR
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2019, 07:29:55 PM »
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Hi Gordon.
Not going to happen, SF done and dusted ha ha.
Sorry to read about you being laid off, that is never good news.
Really enjoying this new scale to me, so many things to learn and remember things I did years ago.
Rod.
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Re: Start of my HOn3 unnamed D&RGW RR
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2019, 07:38:17 PM »
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Bit more done to the fascia, track and tie painting.
Painting the un-weathered ME track using Tamiya Dark Iron and ties with Tamiya light grey,medium grey and MR hobby light grey. Sure makes a difference.
Some images of work completed.
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Ways to go yet however, we are having another heatwave in Melbourne this week up to high 30's to 40C for next 3 to 4 days and no rain in sight and none for past two weeks at least, so I'm hibernating in the cool of the house.
Rod.
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Re: Start of my HOn3 unnamed D&RGW RR
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2019, 01:48:56 AM »
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The whole concept of this layout is going to be stunningas it develops.